Enabling the Respondus Lockdown Browser Building Block
Respondus Lockdown Browser is a special browser that prevents students from copying and pasting text, taking screenshots, or opening other webpages or applications while taking an online test or survey in Blackboard. Additionally, instructors can also use Respondus Monitor to record audio and video of the test taker during the test, allowing instructors to confirm student identity and serve as a greater deterrent to cheating. Students must access tests using the Lockdown Browser, as students will be unable to access the test using a regular browser.
Enabling Respondus Lockdown Browser Building Block, Part 1
In order to use the Respondus Lockdown Browser in your Blackboard course, the Lockdown Browser building block must first be enabled. To enable the building block, log into your Blackboard course and go to the Control Panel. Click on Customization and select Tool Availability
Enabling Respondus Lockdown Browser Building Block, Part 2
You will now see a list of all available Blackboard tools. Scroll down until you reach an item labeled Respondus Lockdown Browser and check the box next to it to activate the tool. When you are finished, scroll down to the bottom and press Submit.